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Lenox Dial Baker, Jr.

Chairman, Board of Trustees

Lenox-BakerLenox Dial Baker, Jr. was born Nov. 18, 1941 in Durham, N.C. Graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. in 1959 and attended Davidson College 1959-1961. Accepted to Johns Hopkins Medical School and received B.A. in 1963 and M.D. in 1966. Residency in General & Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Pittsburgh 1966-1972. Spent 2 years in USPHS as chief of surgery at Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Mo. 1972-73, and Choctaw Indian Hospital in Talahina, Ok. 1973-74. Spent a year at Arizona State as Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering 1974-75 and then co-founded and was Chairman of the Board of International Medical Prosthetics Research Associates (IMPRA, Inc.) 1975-1996. Was in private practice of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix from 1975-1979. Joined Mid-Atlantic Cardiothoracic Surgeons in 1979 in Norfolk, Va. and practiced there until retirement in 2010. Was chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Sentara Norfolk General from 1983-2010 and was president of Mid-Atantic Cardiothoracic Surgeons from 2002-2010. Spent 27 years serving on Board of Directors of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Va.(1985-1997), Trigon, Inc.(1997-2001), Anthem, Inc.(2001-2003), WellPoint , Inc.(2003-2012). Purchased Pitchfork Ranch in Meeteetse, Wy. in 1999 and moved there upon retirement in 2010. Was elected to West Park Hospital Board of Directors in 2012 and elected Chairman of Board in 2017. Elected president of Park County Historical Society in 2016 and to the board of directors of the Wyoming Chapter of the Nature Conservancy in 2017.

Personal: Married classmate Frances Watt in 1963 and had four daughters (Sarah Campsen, MD of Salt Lake City, Utah, Margaret Baker of Meeteetse, Wy., Carol Bowman of Pasadena, Ca. and Katherine Baker, deceased.)

What Our Patients Have to Say
  • "My wife (Gerie Helton) and I traveled to Cody for our anniversary trip to Yellowstone National Park. On September 23, 2018 which would have been the first day of our trip she dislocated her left hip ( which had been replaced in 2009 0r 2010) while putting on her socks ( of all things.) We were staying at the Sunrise Motor Inn which fortunately was a short ambulance ride to your emergency room. The experience we had beginning with the EMT's who responded to the ambulance call, to the emergency room, and the next day on the second floor of your fine hospital is what ..."

    - Terry
  • "ER department went to great lengths to make this "out of towner" feel comfortable. Dr. Polley and Nurse Sarah were very professional and had a great bedside manner. It was my worst asthma attack and I felt very confident that I was getting top notch care."

    - Kelly
  • "Had to bring my daughter for a shoulder injury, on July 4th. I was thoroughly impressed. The staff was absolutely great, very friendly and compassionate. They took great care of my daughter and explained the diagnosis and discharge orders with great detail. I only wish our ER back home could be this professional. I know this is a smaller town and more tight knit, but this hospital/ER could set an example for the rest of the country. Thanks to the staff, physician and PA for the excellent care."

    - Chris
  • "I was a walk in patient on 5/29/18. I had been sick for several days while on a month long motorhome trip. The reception staff was friendly and efficient. I was seen quickly by the PA on duty, Robert Lang. He listened to me, did an exam, diagnosed my illness as acute bronchitis, and prescribed the necessary medication. I was feeling better in just a few days which enabled me to enjoy the remainder of my trip. I was sick and a long way from home so I really appreciated the excellent and friendly care that I received."

    - Bill